Toronto (Canada), March 28 (EFE) .- Peter Lowen, director of the Monk School at the University of Toronto, one of the leading educational institutions in North America, today confirmed that there is a “continuing challenge” to Spain and Canada. To maintain their structure, so they need to “learn a lot from each other”.
The educator will travel to Madrid this week to hold meetings with organizations such as the Instituto Empresa (IE) and participate in discussions with former Slovenian President Danilo Türk at Club de Madrid on the “weapon of the war on misinformation”.
Speaking to Efe, Loewen, one of the Canadian political scientists, explained that there are three areas of common interest between Spain and Canada.
“The first is about federalism and nationalism within a country. Multiculturalism,” Lowen said.
According to the director of the Monk School, “Spain, like Canada, has a challenge, it’s something to come and go” and he “summarizes whether it is better to have a multi-national country and try to find ways to do so.” We can accommodate those differences and create an identity in it or allow nations to break up. “
Lowen pointed out that this dynamic is “a constant challenge” for countries like Spain and Canada.
“I think we need to learn a lot from each other and we need to keep talking about it,” he added.
Similarly, the Canadian political scientist stressed that Spain and Canada have a lot to share about “their reconciliation” with the colonial past.
Despite Spain being a former colonial power and Canada being a former colony, Lowen explained that “colonial practice has continued in Canada and is embedded in the Canadian government.”
“I think our nations need to find a way to reconcile with our history, without trying to figure out how to move forward, without acknowledging the horrible things that have happened. This is something we need to talk to each other about,” he added.
Finally, Lowen pointed to the third point of unification between Spain and Canada as the “North Atlantic”, which reinforces that “there is a common thread” between the two countries.
In this sense, the director of the Monk School also urged their members in NATO, especially at a time when the future of the military alliance will be determined by the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
“It is important that we determine why we want to have this alliance, how we want to use it and the pros and cons of doing so,” he said. EFE
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